In this session, I will talk about the sonification as a complement or alternative to visualisation with some examples, such as a display of Shakespeare, light hearted economics and social media data, and also practicals for the audience to try the practice.
The presentation will include some of the sound displays that we have been testing (both good and bad) for use as well as visual aids. I will talk about exploratory and explanatory data sonification and the difficulties that the designer faces in illuminating the chosen data.
I will provide some example scripts on a public repository using a cross platform language.
Auditory displays provides user experience challenges that are still be explored and it is hoped that the audience will be enthused to try the practice. I hope to shed light on good practice.
Iain Emsley is a research associate at the Oxford e-Research Centre. Currently reading for a Master's in Software Engineering, he became interested in sonification and its uses.